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1 Evr 5,4661 Snt Vitzt Hitttttiian ra A Quality N.wp.p., for th. Hom?. ' J Virginia** Best Newspaper ^3 *???.KUy Uir. * 1 I ESTART.IRFIED 1868. MEMBER associated PRESS. FAIRMONT, WEST VIRGINIA, TUESDAY EVENING, JULY 30,1918. TODAY'S NEWS TOOAV PRICE THREE CENTS IGERIW UK || em mcui I Are Looking Over Property of The Traction Co. MEET FAIHMONTERS Local Business Men Were Guests at Lunch at Country Club Men representing hundreds of millions of dollars are in the group 0f New York, Ilnltlmore and Washington capitalists who are inspecting the property of the Monongahela Valley Traction Company in Marion and Har ' rlson counties today, preparatory to | "? <? - nan rum ,-hipflv for IM/ai >UK a K'UII ui r Additional improvement!:. The party arrived in Fairmont over me Baltimore and Ohio railroad at I 19:35 o'clock tlli ; morning. the tl irvhig been twenty sevi a mlnu ate. They occupied a Pullman eoac'i ittached to the regular train. At th 8. k O. depot the party was met l>.. I. O. Watson, E. Ii. Moore. () I Lough. J. Walton Miller and Fi.tnkl I B. Pryor. The visitors were eanveyed In Automobiles to the Owens bottle. glass works and the Monogah glass) plants, looking at the Lynn bv product i I ? gas plant at the latter plant. I The members in the party are a>' I follows: B Lee Olwell, ass, t int to President B Mitchell of the National City Com V pany. New York City George Shrive: . the Fidelity Com B >anv. Baltimore, Md. C. T. Williams, of the Fidelity Com B >any. Baltimore. Md J. H. Bcatson, of the Fidelity Com >any, Baltimore, Md. [ B. A. Brennen, of the Fidelity Com j pony, Baltimore. Md. Simon J. Block, president Citizens! I Company, Baltimore. Md. George G. Thomas, of the Continen lal Company. Baltimore, Md. Eugene Alles, of the National City Company. Washington. D. C. A. E. Duncan, of Robert Garrett & Ions, Baltimore. Md. j B Sprlgg D. Camden, chairman of the finance committee of the M. V. T. in-1 forests, did not arrive with the party,' but will Join it at Parkersburg tomor I row. Covers were laid for one hundred persons at the luncheon at the country club which was served by eight ladles from the local chapter of Red Cross as follows; Mestames; George DeBolt, Frank Lyon. A. C. Polk. W. ! H. Conawav, Glen F. Barnes. E. C. Frame. Leet Hutchinson. Misses; Louise Nichols and Callie Frye. Money received for this service will be turned over to the Comfort Kit Fund of the local chapter of Red Cross. Invocation was made by the Rev. H. G. Stoetrer of the First Presbyterian eburch. Following the luncheon. Kev. Stoetsrr led In a silent tribute to the local and National chapters of Red Cross. J. O. Watson, president of the Monongahela Valley Traction Company delivered an address in which he ont : lined the activities of the traction company. la addition to the distinguished visitors and officials of The Monongahela J Valley Traction Company, there were present members of the Fairmont 1 Chamber of Commerce, the Fairmont Rotary Club, the Fairmont Business Men's Association and a good turnout of the townspeople. The list of acceptances is as follows; G. F. Barnes M. L. Brown. J. M. Brownfleld, T. W. llcnnen, Jos. Lehman. C. E. Smith. H. F. Smith. M. A. Fletcher, J. M. Jacobs, Tusca Morris, i James O. Watson. E. n. Moore. O. F. ] Lough. F. B. Pryor. D. H. Blsnks, P. ] A. Maurer. Walton Miller, Brooks , Fleming. Jr., M. L. Hutchinson. 8. I) , Camden, H. G. Stoetier, Paul M. , Langs, Fred Helalck, If K Kngle. C c. Wedding. C. I) Robinson. R. L . Kingiland. E. E Meredith. S B. Mil ler, A. M. Jacobs. J Walter Barnes. iWm T. Black. L. C. Bolce. I)r W F. Boycr*. Mayor Anthony Bowen. C. I? j ^ iConaway, c. F. Crane, it T. Cwnntngham. Gov. A. B Flemlnit. E P Frame. ( W Evan*. J. Clarence Hall. E. F. e Hartley. W. T Hartman. l)r E. \V. t Howard. H L. Ilelntaotoaan. I?r, L. D r Howard, C ?\ nntehli c 11 ' v (CaMlKtied on Tare Ktylit ) i u INS AH ONE 11 IN jl ROBS EXPRESS CAR ONICIHD Bound the Messenger and Opened the Safe With His Keys. MADE CLEAN GETAWAY Crime Was Committed Between Basic City and Staunton. | I (By A?soclntfd I'rei CHARLOTTSVILLE, \^? July 30 ? '.n express ear on a west bound t\ .?.id O. passenger train passing through here early today was robbed by an un- j identified white man who bound and gagged Express Messenger Marshall,1 of Washington. The safe was emp tied of all valuables. When the train reached Staunton the express messenger was untied and told of the robbery. He said the ban dit entered the ear soon after the train left Charloltsville and held him up at the point of a pistol. After tying him seeurely, he said, the robber took the keys and opened the safe. Railroads officials assumed that the bandit met the train at Basic j City, the only stop between Charlotts- > ville and Staunton. 1TH if mm Til (1RAFT uu jului iu uiim i Sixty Days Remain in Which They Can Volunteer. Brigadier General \V. A. White, of the British and Canadian recruiting mission, 122 Lennox building, Cleveland, has sent to \V. H. O'Xeil, of 100 and 102 Main street, the local representative of the mission, the following 1 notice: On July 31st, the recruiting conventions between Great Britain, Canada and the United States will come into ] force and the period for voluntary enlistment terminates on September 2S, 1913. During this period of sixty days, all Britons and Canadians between the ages of twenty and forty-four, both in-1 elusive, have an opportunity of offering their services to their own countries at a time when the services of every man are urgently needed. For sixty days all British subjects between the above ages will be exempt from the American draft und can enlist at any recruiting depot of the British and Canadian recruiting mission, regardless of the fact that they may have taken out first United States citizen papers or ' ave been classified In Class One. During this period of sixty days all! Britons and Canadians of twenty years of age and those between the ages of thirty-one and forty-four, both inclusive. will be required to register on a date fixed by proclamation by the President and thirty days after regis-; (ration men of those ages will b* lit tile to the American draft. On September 2Rth, the sixty days, within which you can volunteer expires and thereafter you will he liable to draft into the United States army. For Information as to rates of pay, separation allowance, etc.. apply to the ] British-Canadian Recruiting Depot at I'levcland, or to Mr. O'.Wi! Machine Guns Used on Prussian Strikers (By Associated Press) AMSTERDAM. July 30. ? A new strike has broken out in Kalk. Prussia.' near Cologne according to the Echo Beige. Machine gun a were used to suppress the movement and the lead ?rs wore arrested, the newspaper de dares. The police, It la added, wore etlti busy when the report wus sent dis parsing the crowds which continued io (tatlier In the streets. M ? rn.%xsi Kititun to xfw mties. i C. M. Satterfleld, who has been onrectod with the police department if the Monor.rahcla railway, has been ransferrcd to the telegraph departnont of the Pittsburgh division, and rill leave tomorrow morning to take p his new duties. I The West Virginian icou M OF CARS 1 WIRE INI BE A FULL RUN Funeral Causes Practical Shut Down at Wendel Mine. TOMORROWS' LUNCHEON i Secretary Patton Has Long List of Team Track Mines. There are plenty of ea> In the I Fairmont region today. 1.760 of them I to he specific, but there probably will not be a full output of coal at that. The clump is due to a variety of can os. At Wendell mln, thpy have 70 ^ cars, but most of the mine workers have gone to a funeral and the mine will do more than is expected of it if ten cars are loaded. This close down Just at this time when every effort is bc.ng made to ? fill the rail for coal for t'urtis bay attracted considerable attention in j eoal cirrles this morning and it was uggested that the 1*. M. W. ought, to put in prartire here the new policy of the unions in the hard coal region. There it once was the rustom of the employes of collieries to remain away from work on the day of the funeral of a fellow workman, but my mutual agreement this has been changed and now a rommittee of six men Is appointed to attend the funeral and the operating company pays them their, day'a wages. This keeps the mine in practically full operation. Derailments or railroad troubles of some other kinds led to late placement of cars on the Wlllard and Nor wood branches and that Is expected to have an unfavorable Influence upon the output. Tomorrow's Lunch. The Indications today .ire that the j attendance at the Coal club lunch . which will be held at the Country club tomorrow evening at 6:30 o'clock will . be large. In addition to J. B. Yohe who l| regional director of the district J" which has Jurisdiction over the Mo ( nogahela railway, and G. B. Obey, the d general manager of that road, whose ! * oming has already been announced P in these columns. Colonel Schoonma- j1,1 k'T. president of the road will be ; d here. These railroad men will make: p the trip to Fairmont In a special car' b especially to attend the meeting of P the foal club. v What Coal Contains Prepared by a r W. V. U. Professor. tl There Is a display in a Morgantown window showing the by products us- l< uallv recovered from one kilogram a (22 pounds) of average coking coal, j c The coal is shown, the coke la shown, 1 and then the by-products, In glass con- f tainers in accurate quantities. A ton j (Continued on page eight.) FAIR FOOL The committee on price Interpret has offered the following revised prie< within the authority of the food admir ing a Just and reasonable margin to sign of this publication to show the c< determine what ia reasonable. Cases by letter to County Food Adminlstrati APPLES?Fancy, sprayed ?Windfalls ? HACON? Vinrr .. ... .. Medium BEANS? Lima ?? BUTTER? Creamery ? ? Country - CHEESE? Full American Cream (N. Y.) Full American Cream (Wla.) CORNMEAL? Cornnteal EtlGS? Per dozen FLOUR? Wheat Mm w??l 1 1 I orn ..... Rice - Barley 11 HAMS? Medium (14-16 ave.) ... Fancy, email ?. LARD? Dure Bulk MELONS? Canteloupee, California crata Watermelon* ?? POTATOES? l'otatoea ? RICE? Medium. Blue Rom ______ ROLLED OAT#? Regular package ? SUGAR? Granulated, bulk ? Pays Especial Attenti NTER WATER FAMINE STIII HI V I ILL Ull ** Boilers All Right Now But Pumps Wont Work IffA1B1III ACTS sew Machinery Ordered and Experts Will Be Called. One Pump is Running; Not to Caoacitu _ ( ^ T?day there lias been one pump in operation while the other is I 11K repaired. The pump which is heinic operated is the smaller of the two and is not pumping to its 1 ap.icity because of valve trouble It Is hoped that before long the larger pump will be repaired sufficiently to start going so that re pairs can be made on the smaller pump, Service on the two pumps will be reversed and repairs made between time In an effort to get as much water as possible into the reservoir. Despite the fact that both city wa r pumps were running last night, airmont people awoke this morning > find the city water lines absolutely ry. The boilers which have been the nurce of so much trouble during the ast week have been repaired but imlediately additional trouble began to eveloped. with the valves on both umps. The leakage caused by the ad valves makes it impossible to ump much water into the city reseroir, and until the valves have been epalred or replaced the water situa Ion will not become better. No promises would be made by Wa?r Commissioner Smith when conulted this morning. New discoveries if trouble have become so numerous ately that Commissioner Smith hai ound that it is not safe to make an; iromises whatsoever. He stated this Continued on Page Eight.) ) PRICES atlon. at a meeting held yesterday, n for the ensuing week. It is not listratlon to flx prices, hut eonectlgrowers and dealers. It ia the deHisutner the facts, whereby he ran of profiteering should be reported >r Joseph Rosier. Retailer pays Consumer pays 3- 4 lb 4-5 lb 2. 3 lb 3-4 lb 41 lb 40-42 lb 3*H- 43 lb 48 lb 13%- 14 *jlb 17-18 lb 14 lb 20 lb S- 6 lb 8-9 lb 48Hlb 55-40 lb * 40- 45 lb 45-50 lb 24- SO Ih 40 lb 28- 30 lb 40 lb 4% S lb 4- 6<41b 46- 48 60-66 .45- 12.15 bbl 1.60-1.70saek 5% lb 8 lb ll%lb 15 lb .50- 12.50 bbl 7%- 8 lb 51U- 32 lb 37-38 lb 34 lb 42 lb 28 lb 25 lb 5.75 15-20 lb 2 %lb Sfttb ? 514 lb Ufelb 15 lb llfclb 15 lb $.10- S.S1 9- 914 lb on to the News of i ATT AC BE CM. IS ME OF EIBE CHIEF WII1S If Fire Does Occur Get Word to the Depart* ment Quickly. ; H OF CHEMICALS If Used in Time They Will Prevent Big Fires. I II "Do not strike a match unle- ah Utility ne cessary ami then be c. i ful where you throw It," was the warning given out by O. J. Watkina, chief of the eitv fire department when interviewed this morning. "In case of fire o not hesitate to call the fire department immediately. Some people try to put fires out themselves before calling us, thinking they are causing ns too much trouble. They must call us at once. We will be glad to come for that is what we are here for," he continued. At present chem'cals would have to be resorted to in extinguishing a fire. The fire department has a good supply of chemicals on hand but water must be mixed with the chemicals be fore using, making It necessary to have water. With the water lines dry, and the supply of chemieals exhausted, the fire department would have to stand bark and watch a fire burn, being absolutely helpless. A quick report to the Kast Side fire > station and the effective use of chemi! cats saved the old K D. Walker house on Merchant itreet from destruction yesterday. ea urn ounce mv at I IILU UIIUOO Uftl HI THE CDUNTRf CLUB Every Saturday Will Be So Observed From Now On. ' Ever; Saturday is Red Cross Dav at the Country club. The last day of the week has been so observed by the ladies but starting with next Saturday will be open to men on the same 1 terms. 1 The plan is for everyone making a ' purchase at the Fairmont Country r club ou Saturday to make a donation 1 of a quarter to the Red Cross. If one plays golf there is a quarter expected - to go to the Red Cross along with the Item of expense. If one's only purchase , is a glass of lemonade the quarter for the Red Cross is expected Just the same. Any club member can arrange parties of six to visit the club and It don't hurt If there are as many as five visitors in the half a dozen so as visiting parties are always six or more the contribution to the Red Cross should be considerable. >* i Colored Draftees to Leave Next Monday V Monday. August 5, all of the colon 1 Class 1 registrants of the first *>j Utrants who are physically qualif.ed ;o * general military service will leave Fairmont for Camp Custer. Battle Crook. Mich. The local draft board re celved notice of the call some t.me ago but Just recently received official notice that the men would entrain on Monday. August 5. j H Promised to Keep His Store Cleaner H. S. Strum was before Mayor Bowen at 9 o'clock this morning charged with keeping bis meat market on Mala atrect In an unsanitary manner Several complaints of a bad odor had been made to the city sanitary officer, resulting In his arrest. At police court this morning he promised to see that hla ment market would be kept sanitary. whereupon be waa dismissed without a fine. S S s THRIFT CLI'B TO MF.KT. The Thrift Stamp club of the Seventh grade of the Fleming school will meet Wednesday afternoon at the home of Mrs. W. D. Stockley on the Country Club road. All pupils are nrged to attend. the Industries of the 1 KING HHPS ; I CROSSED on Mil Men From Nebraska Were First to Reach Other CHEERED AS THEY WADED German Heavy Artillery Held Up Franco- American for Time. <Hy Ass- intf'l Tic.! WITH TIIK AMERICAN ARMY ON THE A1SNKFRONT. MoniUy. July L'9? lie crossing of tin* Ourcq river was effected by the Americana on ; Sunday in brilliant style in the face I of great difficulties. the Germans having destroyed the bridges and placed their artillery and machine guns in advantageous positions to resist the attempt at a passage. Franco-American forces had plan ' ned to cross the Ourrq before da> light I on Sunday but the German's heavy at I tillery held the slope leading to the , river under fire, which continued all I night. The Amerleans repeatedly started to advance during the night . hut as often were held back by the! I tire of the enemy machine guns andi t heavier pieces. During one of the lulls In the Ger i man firing, ('apt. Allen Huff, of Ama ha, Neb, worked his men up to the ; centre of a field the slope of which I led to the Ourcq Just then the Germans resumed their fire In full force. Immediately Huff and his men dug in and held on where they were until daylight Meanwhile the Germans artillery had been quieted somewhat by the tiAewlew oetlllnr.. a# iVin olllne eaeeeina urai in m uiici v ui iiic amen tan jmn . out counter battery work*, ('hooping an opportune moment Huff's men dashed to the river Jumped in with a splash and waded across cheering as they went. WITH AMERICAN ARMY ON" THE, AI8NK MARNE FRONT, 1 p. m. July 30.?(By Asoclated Press)?rnder ai Are from the enemy only slightly less than that of yesterday the Americans on the front north of the Ourcq held on to their positions this forenoon and even advanced a title toward the road from Feringes to Sergy. Repeated efforts by the enemy to dislodge the Americans were futile. On the American left the French are moving forward. To the right the I lines are holding steadily. | The hordes that were brought in by ! the Germans to attack the Americans j. yesterday appeared today to have | been withdrawn by the German comI wand. The Aghting is the heaviest the Americans have experienced. Their conduct is winning the praise of the French observers. LONDON", July 30. ? Very heavy I fighting has been in progress along j the whole batle front from Ville en j Tarenois to Buzancy according to adI vices received up to noon today. It has resulted so far, however, in very little progress for the Allies. Some advance has been effected by; the Allies in the Ancre valley along the easterly side of the front towards the village of Aubllly. A certain 1 amount of ground likewise has been gained near the center in the ir-ighbor hood of Villers-Ae.on-Aigulzv. The main advance on the westerly (Continued on page I.) < ? PUBLIC NOT WATER C( This is to give notice city water, that during th station troubles, they sha drants for any purpose 1 the extinguishment or pn 1 ther notice. The city au the police to arest any pen rt? _ i oignea Water Tra L. Smith, Copy from Ordinance "No person lor other purpose t lion of fires shall turn the city's wi sny fire or during the time specife | have been given by the Cotnmiaslc turners to economize with water oa I mm Wonongahela Valley. TODAY MS HMI in Severe Fighting i Now Going on in 1 the Marne 1 Salient I ALLIES if GAINS But the German Line It Stiffening at Every Point. (I > A i tad Prf '0 fl LONDON, July 30. ? The a annua hava ben counter attacking very baav< ilv along virtually the entlra battle Iront, according to news that wwhW Iaindon shortly after noon today. Their attack was especially hoary In the Anierii an setcor and raeaMai 1 in driving the Americana nut of the village of rinrgea about five and om> . half miles southeast of Wf# deiiols. m iLm Another German thruat A|aM.M Americans back from Beugneth Marl (Iran Hozoy, northwest of M i Tardenois. LONDON, July 30 ?There haa been % heavy fighting near Busancy, fln| miles south of Soissons, and aim la ^ Messier woods about fire milee furth<T south, in this latter loealttff 4K* I prisoners were taken belonging to three divisions of the new now engaged in the Mame salient There nre 71 such division! of Which 10 belong to the northern amy of Crown Prince Ruppercht, of Bavaria. The enemy's withdrawal is reported j still orderly and military opinion in London discounts the poesibUlty of C any rounding up of Qermnas la the salient. PARIS. July 30.?There wee no 3* change in the situation north of the Manic last night says the staM^^H from the French war office today. The fierceness of the fighting V < I day it is believed here is a sign that ly the German retreat has reached its p limit and that the enemy will mahe it a stand with his right wing pleateau south of the Crise and with ^ his left on the hill south of the Ardre. i: For the defense of this line it is heM sj the Germans will devote all of Geaop 3 al von Uoehn's army and the reserve division taken from Crowm PrtMCHfl Ruprecht of Bavaria. Laborers Wanted in Shipping Department, I Apply, Owens Bottle ;i I Machine Company. I I fl ICE TO CUYI DNSUMERS I to all water consumers of . e famine caused by pump J 11 not use hose nor I whatsoever ex pectin* for \ jvention of fire, until I ithorities have instructed/! ! I son violating this notice. I The City of Fairmont, Department, Water Commissioner. > No. 38, Section 11.1 han the extinguishment or yiea./ mT on injr none quid| iov im id in any public notice whkfc abol.1 >ner of Water, requesting tfc* CM*'.J acount of n scarcity of tho j